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In the Booth: Essential Tips for DJs

Don't let your next DJ gig go up in flames. Armed with these simple preparation tips from Noah Pred, your next live performance, whether you're using vinyl or digital decks, can go nice and smooth.

Focusrite Releases iTrack Dock Studio Pack

To make it as easy as possible to make professional recordings on your iPad, Focusrite have created the iTrack Dock Studio Pack. See what’s included and check out the video demo below.

Propellerhead Expands A-List Series With Electric Guitarist Power Chords

New Rack Extension instrument for Propellerhead Reason gives musicians a fast, easy way to create inspiring electric guitar tracks. Find out more and watch the video below.

Review: Pianoteq 5

Could this be the most impressive and realistic sounding piano instrument ever... that doesn't require you to buy a new hard drive to fit it all on? Matt Vanacoro puts PianoTeq 5 under the microscope.

5 Quick Bitwig Studio Drum Editing Tips

Want to make your beats or drum parts stand out from the crowd? Then you're in the right place! Gary Hiebner shares 5 tips sure to get your Bitwig drum tracks pumping.

Blue Microphones Ready to Unleash the Future of Headphones

The upcoming MO-Fi headphones from Blue Microphones have been shrouded in secrecy, but here's the latest teaser video and info before the official unveiling on 26, August 2014.

Review: Livid Guitar Wing

Back in January in a small residential house in Anaheim being rented by Livid Instruments we saw an early version of Guitar Wing in action. And today, we're still impressed by this cool controller.

5 Essential Mixing Tips: Achieving Good EQ Tones

Whether you're DJing, mixing a live band, mixing or mastering in the studio, you'll have used EQ to shape and sculpt your sound. Joe Albano lends an ear and 5 tips on how to achieve good EQ tones.

TONE2 Audiosoftware Releases Firebird 2.1 FREE for PC

Looking for a subtractive synth capable of harmonic content morphing synthesis? Think you'll have to pay a lot for it? Tone2 Audiosoftware have other ideas. Firebird 2.1 is now available for free!

Review: Wave Alchemy Deep House and Garage Sample Pack

Want some superbly crafted deep house and garage loops, MIDI patterns and hits? Sara Simms puts Wave Alchemy's impressive sample pack to the test.

Using Third-Party Plug-ins for Live Performance with Ableton Push

It may not be common knowledge, but did you know that Ableton Push can give you deep control over your third-party plug-ins? Tadhg Leonard shows how.

Heavyocity Master Sessions - One Week Left to Save

Heavyocity's latest instrument, Master Sessions Drums, certainly packs a percussive punch. Listen to the sound demos and check out the savings to be had too.

Review: Steinberg WaveLab 8.5

This update to Steinberg’s workhorse mastering program offers significant new features, but do they represent enough value for current WaveLab users to pay for the upgrade?

Making Mashups in Logic Pro X, Part 1

In the first of this 2-part mini-series on making mashups in Logic Pro X, LA-based trainer and producer, Darren Burgos, takes you through the process step-by-step starting with preparing the files.

99Sounds Releases Vinyl Noise SFX Sample Collection

It was just yesterday I was scanning my sample library for some vinyl effects... Take a listen to the samples of Vinyl Noise SFX from Matoto, aka Chia, below. And you can download them for FREE!